Grover Cleveland Golf Course

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Tee Time Reservation

Tee times are available seven days a week through an automated phone-in system or an online reservation system. All callers may access the system by calling (716) 858-8585 twenty-four (24) hours a day, for reservations up to seven (7) days in advance or you may call the cashier at 836-7398 for day of play reservation (not available during Twilight rates). To access the online system please click HERE. Please note there is a $2.00 service charge per golfer to make a tee time without a tee time annual pass membership.

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Tees

Download the scorecard for Grover Cleveland Golf Course

Red Tees White Tees
Par 72 Par 69
Slope 111 Slope 120
Rating 69.5 Rating 66.3
Yardage 5240 Yardage 5621

Course Description

Grover Cleveland Golf Course is a 5,621-yard par 69 located in the City of Buffalo and was the Country Club of Buffalo from 1902-1925.  The course was laid out by club member Ganson Depew.  In 1910 the Country Club of Buffalo began its attempt to secure the Open Championship.  With Golf Architect Walter Travis’s input and suggestions, the course was awarded the 18th annual Open Championship of 1912.  The tournament was won by defending champion John McDermott. In 1911 he was both the youngest and first American to win the U.S. Open.  In 1917-18 Golf Architect Donald Ross redesigned the course.  The course is the only public golf facility in North America to be designed by two of the most famous Golf Architects of the early 20th century.  In 1925 the Country Club of Buffalo sold the course to the City of Buffalo and it was renamed Grover Cleveland Park after the former Buffalo Mayor and United States President.  In 1947 the City of Buffalo transferred 16 ½ acres of the course to the U.S. Government for a Veterans Hospital.  Three holes and part of a 4th were lost.  Three new holes (the 7th, 15th and 16th) were added.  In 1982 the City of Buffalo sold Grover Cleveland Park to Erie County for $1.00 and it was renamed Grover Cleveland Golf Course and Park.

 

Nine of the “1912 U. S Open” holes still exist (today’s 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 13th holes) and the course is noted for its very difficult green complexes designed by Donald Ross including the 3rd, 14th, 17th and 18th holes.  The 17th hole “Redan” style par 3 is annually rated as one of the best par 3’s in Western New York.  Recent renovations have seen the installation of a fully automated watering system, restoration of the fescue rough to delineate many of the fairways that make it reminiscent of courses on the British Isles and rebuilding of many of the bunkers to designs that harken back to the days of Travis and Ross.  Whether you are new to the game or an “old pro”, you will enjoy testing yourself out at the home of the 1912 U.S. Open.

 

Fees

All annual passes are valid until December 31 or the golfing season ends, whichever comes first.

Grover Cleveland Regular $300
      With Tee Time $340
Grover Cleveland Youth Pass $230 Must be 16 or younger
      With Tee Time $275
Grover Cleveland Senior Pass $230 Must be 62 or older
      With Tee Time $275

Grover Cleveland Daily Fees

Weekdays $18
Weekends/Holidays $21
Senior/Youth Weekdays $12
"Thank a Vet" (Weekdays, excluding holidays) $15
Twilight (Non-league) $12
Replacement Passes $10
Cart Rental (18 Hole) $25
Cart Rental (9 Hole) $14
Golf Club Rental $11
Pull Carts $5

League Schedules

There are a number of leagues which play at the Grover Cleveland Golf Course on a weekly basis. Click for a schedule of leagues.

 

Additional Information

Arrange a Golf Outing

Grover Cleveland is the host of many golf outings annually. To arrange an outing please call Superintendent Jim Jurek at (716) 836-7398.

Winter Activites

Snowshoeing, as well as ungroomed cross-country skiing,  is available on the grounds when conditions allow. Check our Winter Sports page for daily status. 

History

Click the following links to learn the history of Grover Cleveland Golf Course:

HISTORIC ARTICLES

HISTORIC MAPS

HISTORIC PICTURES

HISTORIC SCORE CARDS

GANSON DEPEW INFO

JOHN MCDERMOTT INFO

Historical Research and documents contributed by Leo Murray

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